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The stadium will undergo a renovation, with the stadium's capacity increased to 50,000 with 25,000 permanent seats.
The venue will host athletics, opening and closing ceremonies



 

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Just wanted to point out the obvious error in the thread title... should be 2022 not 2020. Also is this actually approved technically? There's only been a 'vision' of what the expanded stadium with temporary stands will look like (above) but no real plans as yet (it won't look anything like the vision gien the timescale).
 

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Just wanted to point out the obvious error in the thread title... should be 2022 not 2020. Also is this actually approved technically? There's only been a 'vision' of what the expanded stadium with temporary stands will look like (above) but no real plans as yet (it won't look anything like the vision gien the timescale).
Expect more info over the next few months, Birmingham was only given confirmation 2 weeks ago, give it chance.
 

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Not sure why the seats need to be temporary to be honest, will it be worth the effort of removing them afterwards?

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This needs to be what the Olympic Stadium was supposed to be. The focus needs to be on the permenant elements to ensure the legacy for the local community and the athletics community nationally is the best possible. The temporary stands can be as simple as possible with some external dressing up so it looks OK on the TV but are cheaply (and safely) mounted and demounted. As a bonus leaving open the possibility to remount some/all of the temporary stands if we were to hold a future global even such as the IAAF World Championships should be given some thought.
 

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It's not just the seats. Someone has to maintain the building structure, the toilets, the empty food kiosks, pay for security on a building that's gets used to capacity once every few years. There is a reason ex-olympic stadia are white elephants, or converted into something useable.
 

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It's not just the seats. Someone has to maintain the building structure, the toilets, the empty food kiosks, pay for security on a building that's gets used to capacity once every few years. There is a reason ex-olympic stadia are white elephants, or converted into something useable.
For your information Arena Birmingham is full alot more than you think. In the next few weeks it will host the World Badmington Championships and hosts many large music concerts. That is quite amazing when you think Birmingham has x 2 large arena's, the other one being larger than Arena Birmingham


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For your information Arena Birmingham is full alot more than you think. In the next few weeks it will host the World Badmington Championships and hosts many large music concerts. That is quite amazing when you think Birmingham has x 2 large arena's, the other one being larger than Arena Birmingham


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I think Faustus was commenting on the topic earlier in the thread about why we don't need a permenant 50K stadium, not on the empty seats at the NIA.
 

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Prime Minister Theresa May is today announcing the Alexander Stadium is getting £70 million of investment, to make it a world-class athletics venue for Birmingham’s Commonwealth Games.

Mrs May will also visit to the stadium, to meet young athletes hoping to be stars of the future.

It comes as Birmingham gets ready to take the baton from the Gold Coast at the closing of the Commonwealth Games this Sunday,

Plans are underway for Alexander Stadium’s capacity to increase from 12,700 to 40,000 in time for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, and it will retain 20,000 permanent seats after the event.

The revamped stadium will also include new community sports facilities within the new stand, a permanent warm-up track and a new conference meeting space created to host business and cultural events after the Games.

The final design and costs for the stadium, and the proportion of split of the stadium’s cost between the government and local authorities, will be worked up as part of the full budget review.
https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/commonwealth-games-theresa-announces-70-14514954
 

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This needs to be what the Olympic Stadium was supposed to be. The focus needs to be on the permenant elements to ensure the legacy for the local community and the athletics community nationally is the best possible. The temporary stands can be as simple as possible with some external dressing up so it looks OK on the TV but are cheaply (and safely) mounted and demounted. As a bonus leaving open the possibility to remount some/all of the temporary stands if we were to hold a future global even such as the IAAF World Championships should be given some thought.
??? It already is, it is a permanent athletics stadium that does not need football tenants.

It would be nice to have more permanent elements but reversibility in capacity is needed to ensure the stadium continues to be financially viable on its own as it already has done. I do agree on your comments, very sensible.

Umpteenth upgrade of the stadium coming soon :cheers:


Also it is currently a 12,700 seated or 20,000 mix standing/picnic/seated stadium that is the home to UK Athletics
 

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Tenders are being sought for this. Should see some planning in a few months with approval start of next year i reckon.
 
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